A hot vaslap, a vibrator and Vaseline – Kim K, Kelly, Halle Berry and Toni Braxton’s skincare tricks

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Kim Kardashian, Kelly Rowland, Halle Berry and other celebs' solutions for glowing skin are surprisingly affordable.
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Some swear by their R1 000-plus cold cream, others extoll the virtues of regular eight hours’ sleep every night.

For these celebs, it’s the least expected things that keep their complexions looking so dewy and fresh even with no makeup on.

AN ICE-COLD VIBRATOR

Toni Braxton swears by her vibrator, saying she first pops it in the fridge before gently rolling it all over her face.

By the looks of things, it’s working.

VASELINE

She’s been saying this for years – petroleum jelly is the girl she thinks she is.      

“I do put it on underneath my eyes and it works like a charm,” said Kelly Rowland when asked to reveal her beauty secrets by Into The Gloss.

SUNSCREEN

It’s the one thing Ayanda Thabethe never goes without. “I never go anywhere without sunscreen.

"I actually think it is one of my ageing gracefully secrets,” she says, adding exfoliation is also important for someone with pigmentation issues.

ROSEWATER

“No matter what age you are, you always look a little better when your skin is a little dewy, not too powdery,” Halle Berry tells InStyle.com. 

“I went through phases where all I wanted to do was be matte and powdered up, but then I found it wasn’t the best look for me.

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“Before I do my makeup, I spray my face with rosewater and let that sink in. It keeps my makeup looking very dewy, and I feel like it just makes me look more youthful, alive, and fresh.”

A VERRRY HOT VASLAP

Her mom, Kris Jenner “used to always tell me to wash my face with a really hot washcloth and then use it to exfoliate your skin. “That always stuck with me,” Kim Kardashian told Bustle. 

It’s a really bad idea, though, experts warn. “This is a sure way to break blood vessels,” Dr Debra Jaliman, a New York City-based dermatologist and author of the book Skin Rules: Trade Secrets from a Top New York Dermatologist, told Everyday Health.

Besides being painful, “water that is too hot can be irritating to skin and cause reactivity of the blood vessels,” said Dr Kathleen Cook Suozzi, a dermatologist and Yale professor.

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It does seem harsh and ill-advised but Kim K believes it’s one of the best pieces of mom-to-daughter advice that Kris Jenner has ever passed down to her. 

“My mom was a stewardess and all the girls would save their money for a beauty ‘tips and tricks’ class,” Kim told Madonna at the pop icon’s launch of the MDNA Skin The Reinvention Cream.

“She learned the trick of exfoliating with a hot washcloth.”

Sources: InStyle.com; bustle.com; intothegloss.com; Everyday Health; eonline.com

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